“I’m thinking I’m back!”. Lionsgate have unveiled the first official look at the upcoming John Wick: Chapter Two via a new poster for the sequel, ahead of the film’s appearance at Lionsgate’s panel at New York Comic-Con in early October.
John Wick was somewhat of a surprise hit in 2014, with the first official marketing beginning about a month before the film opening. Nevertheless, the film made a nice $86 million turnaround on a $20 million budget thanks to positive reviews and a strong word of mouth. The box office success was more than enough to warrant interest in a sequel, and now Lionsgate are ready to release said sequel in early 2017. The director from the original is set to return for the sequel, as is Keanu Reeves (The Matrix) in the titular role, Ian McShane (Deadwood) and John Leguizamo (Chef). Peter Stormare (Prison Break) and Common (Smokin’ Aces) are among the actors set to join them.
The Lionsgate panel at New York Comic-Con is set to be an hour long and will be held on the 8th October. The panel will be split between Lionsgate’s two major upcoming releases: John Wick: Chapter Two and Power Rangers. “Exclusive, never-before-seen footage” from John Wick: Chapter Two has been teased to make an appearance at the panel. It’s unknown currently if Lionsgate are planning to release any footage to the public during Comic-Con, but it would be a safe bet to assume that even if they didn’t the footage would follow shortly from the panel, as John Wick‘s February release date rolls closer and closer. A short synopsis for the film is available, to give the fans an idea of what to expect from John Wick’s return.
Keanu Reeves returns in the sequel to the 2014 hit as legendary hitman John Wick who is forced to back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.
John Wick: Chapter Two is set for release in UK on 17th February 2017.